Computer users should know that Trojan horses are one of the most common methods a criminal uses to infect your computer and collect personal information from your computer. Thus, if your computer is infected with Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl, you must remove it as quickly as you can because this virus can escape from security tools and then destroy your computer system. This post will guide you how to get rid of Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl step by step.
Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl is considered as dangerous type of Trojan designed by cyber criminals to violate your privacy and compromise your security aggressively. Like most of Trojan horses, it is able to conceal itself for a long time and gradually harm the infected PC. Once the virus is running, your computer needs longer than usual to boot up and start programs and functions more slowly than normal. Also your PC begins crashing or freezing frequently that always make you end up with frustration.
Most computers get infected with Trojan viruses because the user has ever downloaded something from the internet and Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl is most likely to be installed alongside freeware applications. Thus, it’s so important to be careful whenever installing anything. Once the virus is running, it gives the hackers a great way to put additional viruses or software onto your computer. Afterwards, it will create a backdoor and connect to a remote server, allowing a remote attacker to gain control on the compromised computer. This type of virus may escape antivirus detection because the running process is a valid Windows component. Therefore, it is suggested users to get rid of Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl virus manually and completely.
1. It can compromise your system and may introduce additional infections like rogue software.
2. It forces you to visit websites and advertisements which are not trusted and may lead you to pay money wrongly for worthless products.
3. It takes up high resources and strikingly slows down your computer speed and even causes your computer stuck frequently.
4. It may allow cyber criminals to track your computer and steal your personal information.
Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl is a tricky virus that is able to disable antivirus programs so that it cannot even be detected or removed by antivirus programs, you need to manually remove it out of the computer. And in case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
2. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Trojan.WinLNK.Runner.bl is a computer Trojan that may give remote attacker an access onto the infected system. Once the computer is compromised, your PC must undergo a drastic reduction in storage or hard drive space. Besides, it gives you a sluggish internet connection and unwanted pop ups whenever you connect to the Internet. Any delay in removing this threat can bring irreparable damages because this nasty Trojan can send out junk e-mail, assault other computers and servers, distribute viruses, download additional malware or spyware, and more. They may also erase all your files and bring on a computer crash. As mentioned above, we all know this is an aggressive virus, attacker can utilize this Trojan to drop and execute other variants from the same family. Therefore, an immediate removal is needed in order to save your PC.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on June 19, 2013 1:19 am